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@BAL
4
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@CHW
4
6
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@CLE
5
11
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@DET
13
0
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@MIN
5
0
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@NYY
14
5
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@NYY
7
9
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@TOR
1
4
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@ATL
2
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@CIN
1
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7
2
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@PHI
2
4
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@SDP
4
7
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@SFG
7
4
Friday, July 14, 1989, 4:35
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:40
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
14
50-38
 Won 1 
3rd, 4 GB
at Yankees
5
44-44
 Lost 1 
2nd, 5 GB
L: Dave Eiland (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  3   0  5  0   4  0  2   14 18  1
Yankees         0  0  2   0  0  2   0  0  1    5  8  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .215 .287 .291 .578 18 9 0.204 0.70 0.226 -0.022 2.1 1 0 HR,SB
   Pat Tabler LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282 .346 .311 .657 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 2 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .281 .389 .339 .728 10 6 0.095 0.70 0.098 -0.002 0.9 0 2 SB
   Rey Palacios 3B-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .133 .212 .267 .479 5 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 2 0
George Brett DH 4 2 3 2 0 0 5 .248 .316 .376 .692 16 12 0.247 0.56 0.249 -0.002 2.9 HR,HBP
Danny Tartabull RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .250 .352 .417 .769 21 17 -0.054 0.69 0.087 -0.141 -0.2 1 0 GDP
Jim Eisenreich LF-CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .288 .342 .417 .759 18 9 0.071 0.35 0.077 -0.007 1.5 7 0 2B,SB
Bill Buckner 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .230 .252 .278 .530 11 4 -0.059 0.71 0.003 -0.062 -0.7 5 0 IW
   Brad Wellman PR-SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .265 .252 .517 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 1
Mike Macfarlane C 5 1 1 3 0 2 5 .227 .261 .307 .568 17 13 -0.018 0.49 0.031 -0.048 1.2 3 0 HR
Frank White 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .248 .295 .299 .594 14 12 -0.038 0.28 0.000 -0.038 -0.6 4 2
Bill Pecota SS-3B 5 3 3 3 0 1 5 .286 .348 .762 1.110 19 13 0.043 0.40 0.070 -0.027 3.0 1 1 2·HR,2B
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Bob Buchanan P 0 0
Team Totals 42 14 18 14 3 8 46 .429 .478 .833 1.312 155 103 0.491 0.51 0.841 -0.349 9.7 27 6
2B: B Pecota (2, off D Eiland); J Eisenreich (17, off L McCullers).
HR: W Wilson (2, off D Eiland, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); G Brett (5, off D Eiland, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF); M Macfarlane (1, off L McCullers, 7th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line); B Pecota 2 (2, 1 off D Mohorcic, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF, 1 off L McCullers, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
IBB: B Buckner (2, by L McCullers).
HBP: G Brett (1, by L McCullers).
TB: B Pecota 10; G Brett 6; W Wilson 5; J Eisenreich 4; M Macfarlane 4; D Tartabull 2; K Seitzer 2; F White; B Buckner.
GIDP: D Tartabull (8).
RBI: M Macfarlane 3 (10); B Pecota 3 (3); D Tartabull 2 (34); J Eisenreich 2 (29); G Brett 2 (31); K Seitzer (34); W Wilson (17).
2-out RBI: B Pecota 3.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 8.
Fielding
PB: M Macfarlane (4).
E: B Buckner (3).
Baserunning
SB: K Seitzer (10, 2nd base off L McCullers/D Slaught); W Wilson (13, 3rd base off L McCullers/D Slaught); J Eisenreich (18, 3rd base off L McCullers/D Slaught).
Pickoffs: D Tartabull (2nd base by L McCullers).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Sax 2B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .326 .380 .398 .778 14 12 0.088 0.75 0.118 -0.030 0.5 3 1
   Wayne Tolleson 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .152 .239 .177 .416 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 1
Luis Polonia LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .329 .370 .699 18 15 -0.040 0.59 0.010 -0.050 -0.1 4 0
Don Mattingly 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .310 .363 .472 .835 12 9 -0.011 0.58 0.027 -0.038 0.6 4 0
   Ken Phelps 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .273 .366 .386 .752 4 3 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.3 2 0
Mel Hall DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278 .318 .472 .791 16 13 -0.071 0.69 0.000 -0.071 -1.1
Jesse Barfield RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .234 .340 .411 .752 18 10 -0.009 0.49 0.029 -0.037 0.4 3 1
Mike Pagliarulo 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .202 .272 .308 .580 15 12 -0.040 0.38 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 1 0
Don Slaught C 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .285 .345 .435 .780 8 6 0.029 0.33 0.039 -0.010 0.9 7 1 HR
Alvaro Espinoza SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .293 .307 .600 13 8 -0.039 0.46 0.002 -0.041 -0.4 3 4
Roberto Kelly CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .314 .378 .444 .822 19 11 0.084 0.27 0.089 -0.005 0.7 0 0 2B
Dave Eiland P 0 0
   Lance McCullers P 0 1
   Dale Mohorcic P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 8 4 1 3 37 .222 .243 .333 .577 140 102 -0.008 0.47 0.315 -0.322 0.7 27 9
2B: R Kelly (10, off B Saberhagen).
HR: D Slaught (5, off B Buchanan, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: D Slaught 5; R Kelly 2; J Barfield; A Espinoza; K Phelps; L Polonia; S Sax.
RBI: S Sax 2 (36); D Slaught (29); J Barfield (41).
2-out RBI: J Barfield.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Espinoza-S Sax-D Mattingly.
E: L Polonia (3); R Kelly (6).
Outfield Assists: J Barfield (J Eisenreich at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (9-4) 8 7 4 2 0 1 0 2.59 32 120 90 66 4 20 8 23 10 0 57 0.009 0.56 -0.2
Bob Buchanan 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 9.00 5 20 12 7 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 3 1 3 1 3.00 37 140 102 73 6 23 9 24 11 0 57 0 0 0.009 0.47 -0.7

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Eiland, L (1-3) 4 9 6 6 1 3 2 5.77 20 59 40 25 9 6 8 8 4 0 22 -0.313 0.94 -3.1
Lance McCullers 3 6 6 5 2 3 2 5.92 17 64 39 22 10 7 3 8 3 0 2 2 -0.179 0.33 -5.6
Dale Mohorcic 2 3 2 2 0 2 1 4.15 9 32 24 16 4 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.0
Team Totals 9 18 14 13 3 8 5 13.00 46 155 103 63 23 17 15 19 7 0 22 2 2 -0.492 0.51 -9.7
D Eiland faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: B Saberhagen (3); D Mohorcic (3).
HBP: L McCullers (3; G Brett).
IBB: L McCullers (4; B Buckner).
Pickoffs: L McCullers (3; D Tartabull, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR G. Brett D. Eiland 17% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Seitzer Scores
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR W. Wilson D. Eiland 12% 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b3 0-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RR NYY S. Sax B. Saberhagen -12% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Slaught Scores; Kelly Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO KCR D. Tartabull D. Eiland -11% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  NYY R. Kelly B. Saberhagen -9% 69% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Slaught to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Eiland facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR W. Wilson D. Eiland -2% 48% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR K. Seitzer D. Eiland 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR G. Brett D. Eiland 6% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Seitzer to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO KCR D. Tartabull D. Eiland -11% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O NYY S. Sax B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYY L. Polonia B. Saberhagen 1% 49% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Eiland facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Eisenreich D. Eiland 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Buckner D. Eiland -4% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Eisenreich out at 3B/RF-3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane D. Eiland -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White D. Eiland -2% 45% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY M. Hall B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY J. Barfield B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Eiland facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Eiland -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR W. Wilson D. Eiland 12% 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t3 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Seitzer D. Eiland 2% 62% Single to C (Bunt to Front of Home)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR G. Brett D. Eiland 17% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Seitzer Scores
t3 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Eiland -1% 78% Lineout: 2B
t3 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Eisenreich D. Eiland -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  NYY D. Slaught B. Saberhagen -4% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYY A. Espinoza B. Saberhagen 4% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  NYY R. Kelly B. Saberhagen -9% 69% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Slaught to 3B
b3 0-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RR NYY S. Sax B. Saberhagen -12% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Slaught Scores; Kelly Scores
b3 2-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYY L. Polonia B. Saberhagen 3% 60% Lineout: CF
b3 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 3% 63% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Dave Eiland facing 6-7-8
t4 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Buckner D. Eiland -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane D. Eiland -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. White D. Eiland -1% 58% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b4 2-3 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O NYY M. Hall B. Saberhagen 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O NYY J. Barfield B. Saberhagen 2% 63% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b4 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen 1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Dave Eiland facing 9-1-2
t5 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Pecota D. Eiland 7% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t5 3-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  KCR W. Wilson D. Eiland 7% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Pecota to 3B
t5 3-2 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR K. Seitzer D. Eiland 5% 83% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Pecota Scores; Wilson to 2B
Lance McCullers replaces Dave Eiland pitching
t5 4-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Brett L. McCullers 4% 86% Wilson Steals 3B; Seitzer Steals 2B
t5 4-2 0 -23 4,(1-2)  KCR G. Brett L. McCullers 1% 88% Hit By Pitch
t5 4-2 0 123 4,(1-2)  RR KCR D. Tartabull L. McCullers 7% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Wilson Scores; Seitzer Scores; Brett to 3B/Adv on E7 (throw); Tartabull to 2B
t5 6-2 0 -23 5,(3-1)  RR KCR J. Eisenreich L. McCullers 2% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores/unER
t5 8-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Buckner L. McCullers -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t5 8-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane L. McCullers -0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 8-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. White L. McCullers -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b5 2-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY D. Slaught B. Saberhagen 1% 97% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 2-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY A. Espinoza B. Saberhagen 1% 97% Flyball: LF
b5 2-8 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY R. Kelly B. Saberhagen 0% 98% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Yankees 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Yankees' Lance McCullers facing 9-1-2
t6 8-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Pecota L. McCullers -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t6 8-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Wilson L. McCullers 0% 98% Walk
t6 8-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Seitzer L. McCullers -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t6 8-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR G. Brett L. McCullers -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
Rey Palacios replaces Kevin Seitzer playing 3B batting 2nd
b6 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY S. Sax B. Saberhagen 1% 98% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b6 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  NYY L. Polonia B. Saberhagen -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 2-8 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen -3% 94% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Polonia to 3B; Mattingly to 2B
b6 2-8 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R NYY M. Hall B. Saberhagen -0% 94% Wild Pitch; Polonia Scores/unER
b6 3-8 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O NYY M. Hall B. Saberhagen 2% 96% Lineout: LF
b6 3-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R NYY J. Barfield B. Saberhagen -3% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Mattingly Scores/unER
b6 4-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen 2% 95% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B-C Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Yankees 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-4, Yankees' Lance McCullers facing 4-5-6
t7 8-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR D. Tartabull L. McCullers 1% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Tartabull to 2B/Adv on E8
t7 8-4 0 -2- O KCR J. Eisenreich L. McCullers -2% 94% Tartabull Picked off 2B (P-SS)
t7 8-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Eisenreich L. McCullers 1% 95% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t7 8-4 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Buckner L. McCullers 0% 95% Intentional Walk
Brad Wellman pinch runs for Bill Buckner (1B) batting 6th
t7 8-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Macfarlane L. McCullers 1% 96% Eisenreich Steals 3B
t7 8-4 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  RRR KCR M. Macfarlane L. McCullers 3% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Eisenreich Scores; Wellman Scores
t7 11-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR F. White L. McCullers -0% 99% Popfly: SS
t7 11-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR B. Pecota L. McCullers 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 12-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR W. Wilson L. McCullers -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 12, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 4-12, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
Rey Palacios moves from 3B to 1B
Bill Pecota moves from SS to 3B
Brad Wellman moves from PR to SS
b7 4-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY D. Slaught B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
b7 4-12 1 --- 4,(1-2)  NYY A. Espinoza B. Saberhagen -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b7 4-12 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O NYY R. Kelly B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
b7 4-12 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O NYY S. Sax B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Yankees 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 12-4, Yankees' Dale Mohorcic facing 2-3-4
Dale Mohorcic replaces Lance McCullers pitching
Ken Phelps replaces Don Mattingly playing 1B batting 3rd
Wayne Tolleson replaces Steve Sax playing 2B batting 1st
t8 12-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Palacios D. Mohorcic -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 12-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR G. Brett D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B)
t8 12-4 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  KCR D. Tartabull D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Brett to 2B
t8 12-4 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Mohorcic -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line); Brett to 3B
t8 12-4 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich D. Mohorcic -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 4-12, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
Pat Tabler replaces Willie Wilson (CF) playing LF batting 1st
Jim Eisenreich moves from LF to CF
b8 4-12 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O NYY L. Polonia B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
b8 4-12 1 --- 4,(1-2)  NYY K. Phelps B. Saberhagen -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 4-12 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY M. Hall B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 4-12 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O NYY J. Barfield B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Yankees 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 12-4, Yankees' Dale Mohorcic facing 6-7-8
t9 12-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Wellman D. Mohorcic -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t9 12-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 12-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. White D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 12-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR B. Pecota D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); White Scores
t9 14-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 14, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 4-14, Royals' Bob Buchanan facing 6-7-8
Bob Buchanan replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b9 4-14 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Buchanan 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-14 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R NYY D. Slaught B. Buchanan 0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b9 5-14 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY A. Espinoza B. Buchanan 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 5-14 2 --- 5,(3-1)  NYY R. Kelly B. Buchanan 0% 100% Walk
b9 5-14 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  NYY W. Tolleson B. Buchanan 0% 100% Passed Ball; Kelly to 2B
b9 5-14 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O NYY W. Tolleson B. Buchanan 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 14, Yankees 5.

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